Valencia has signed Argentine midfielder Pablo Piatti from recently relegated Spanish club Almeria.

Piatti, who agreed to a five-year deal, is coming off a career-best year after three seasons in Almeria, scoring eight goals from 34 appearances. He is likely to fill Joaquin Sanchez's place on the right wing to complement a strong attack that includes Spain international Juanma Mata.

Valencia finished third behind Barcelona and Real Madrid and will play in the Champions League next season.